Highland-Clarksburg Hospital plans $17.4M expansion, including 38 beds for substance abuse

Highland-Clarksburg (W.Va.) Hospital will add 58 beds in 2018 under a $17.4 million expansion, 38 of which will be used to for substance abuse care, according to The Exponent Telegram.

The West Virginia Health Care Authority issued the hospital an exemption for a certificate of need to create a detoxification and residential treatment program for 19 adults and 19 adolescents. The other 20 new beds will be dedicated to forensics patients in a sex-offender unit, hospital CEO Michael Casdorph told The Exponent Telegram.

The expansion will also include an 8,000-square-foot gymnasium, a green space for patients and a day care center for employees.

Mr. Casdorph estimated Highland-Clarksburg Hospital will add 69 employees by the end of 2019, bringing the total number of full-time workers to 350.

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